'Look at Me' Party!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Welcome to the PaRtY!!!



Rules (if you want to call 'em that)
Link up any creative post and link up to the post (NOT your main blog URL). Snag a button and get the word out about 'Look at me, I'm so Crafty!' at Fun to Craft by putting it in your post or on the side of your blog. That way people know where you are partying!

Just for fun, be sure to visit some of the other blogs that link up. You will always find new crafty blogs and some AWESOME ideas!!




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Artist Art Smocks

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Once I decided to do an artist theme for my little guy's birthday party, I knew I had to have some art smocks for each of the guests. Because it would be a fun birthday favor, but it would also save me from worrying about them ruining their clothes with all the artsy things we were going to be doing. I whipped up these fun smocks with two different styles: boys and girls.
They were a HUGE hit with the kids (and the parents)!!


To purchase the art smock pattern, go to Hadley Grace Designs.
Happy Sewing!!!

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Party Decor Part 4

Monday, April 25, 2011

The table.
I know this can be as simple or as detailed as you want. Since our party was really just for the kiddos not really adults too, I wanted to have it be fun but not too much detail since 4 year olds aren't really used to noticing those types of things too much!
I went for some colorful cupcake toppers. I bought sucker sticks at Michael's and some colorful cardstock. I used a 2 inch scalloped punch to cut the cardstock out with. Then I used some of the designs I got from Lettering Delights along with some photoshop designs and created some cupcake toppers that say Happy Birthday Hudson around the edges and have a fun design in the middle.
I added some little table tents to showcase the food.
Plus it helped add more pizazz to the table. I got those small buckets from Target in the One spot. The perfect colors for our party!
It was so fun to create some little extras for the table. It made it all worth it when Hudson said "it was the best Christmas decorations he had ever seen". I don't know why he said Christmas but at least he liked the decor!

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Winner, Winner

The winner of the autographed copy of The Magic Warble was selected randomly by random.org. The winner is:


Patsy from Heartworks!!


Email me Patsy so I can get your info to get your book sent off to you!!
Thanks so much!!

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'Look at Me' Party!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Welcome to the PaRtY!!!



Rules (if you want to call 'em that)
Link up any creative post and link up to the post (NOT your main blog URL). Snag a button and get the word out about 'Look at me, I'm so Crafty!' at Fun to Craft by putting it in your post or on the side of your blog. That way people know where you are partying!

Just for fun, be sure to visit some of the other blogs that link up. You will always find new crafty blogs and some AWESOME ideas!!



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Party Decor Part 3

If you missed them, check out Party Decor Part 1 and Party Decor Part 2.

I knew I wanted something fun and whimsy hanging for Hudson's party. I decided to make some tissue paper balls. They are SO easy and SUPER inexpensive to make. Plus, I love that you can make them out of any tissue paper color/design that you can find.
What you need to make these:

8 sheets of tissue per ball
Craft wire
scissors
invisible thread/string to hang them from the ceiling
(I also used little round hooks that screwed into the ceiling to hang 2 of them because tape was not working on them.)
Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold. You could cut the tissue paper smaller if you wanted your ball to be smaller. Varying sized ones would be super cute!


Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire (or craft wire if that is all you have like me!) in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

I recommend almost doing one ball to just play with before you do the other 'real' ones. I did not do as good of a job with my first ball as the second. You finally get the hang of pulling each layer better by the time you finish one of them. I would also recommend tying something through your wire loop at this point before all of the layers are separated that way you don't smoosh them later trying to do this.

Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.
(Photos with pink background found on Martha Stewart's website. See here.)

Good luck making these. They are so fun! Happy party time!

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Party Decor Part 2

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

****Don't forget to enter to win the book giveaway here....going on until Sunday 4/24.*****



Remember when I was showing you some circle garlands I made, well here is what I did with them:I had originally planned to hang them above the food table but it was a little much. So the best thing I know about parties, you have to improvise!!Some of you may recognize this banner from my little guy's bday last year here. I just removed the dinosaurs and added some fun artist themed pictures. I love being able to personalize the banner to go along with the theme of the party.
This is a birthday board that I think I saw at How Does She. The other side is a little more girly and this is the 'manly' side. I love being able to display this in advance to celebrate the big day. Anything like this is SO easy to do but makes a big difference to make a special day for the birthday child. When my kiddos get older, I think I will have members of the family write what they like best about that person and display it here along with some photos. You could also display birthday cards or pictures from past parties. Stay tuned for some more fun artist party posts.

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First to FTC and GIVEAWAY!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

This is a first to Fun to Craft and I am excited about it....(plus there is a giveaway too so stick with me!!) I recently was contacted by a sweet gal to review one of her books. Since reading is probably second in my book to crafting, I jumped at the opportunity!

The Magic Warble was written by Victoria Simcox. If any of you are Harry Potter or Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe fans, I think you will probably enjoy this book as well. It has a quirky main character Kristina who is friendless besides her pet rat, Raymond. She is given a Christmas gift by one of her teachers, the Magic Warble. This ends up spurring the biggest adventure of Kristina's life. She is transported into this new world where she is known as the "Chosen One" who must place the Magic Warble on the top of Mount Bernovem. This will give life back to all who live in Bernovem. Of course, this journey does not come without some obstacles in her way. She befriends some fairies, dwarfs and ravens along the way that prove to be most useful in helping her to return peace to their land.

This book was fun and easy to read. Simcox has a great way of depicting characters and places so that you can imagine them as if you were there. It is definitely a must read for fantasy book fans! This would also be a great book for younger readers as well...maybe something fun for one of your children to read with you.

AND GUESS WHAT??!! Victoria Simcox has been gracious enough to offer an autographed copy of her book, The Magic Warble, to one Fun to Craft reader. You have THREE ways to win:

1. Follow Victoria's Blog
(then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did)

2. Like Victoria's page on Facebook
(then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did)

3. Follow Victoria on Twitter
(then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did)


This giveaway will be open until Sunday April 24th at 6pm EST. Good luck!!

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'Look at Me' Party!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to the PaRtY!!!



Rules (if you want to call 'em that)
Link up any creative post and link up to the post (NOT your main blog URL). Snag a button and get the word out about 'Look at me, I'm so Crafty!' at Fun to Craft by putting it in your post or on the side of your blog. That way people know where you are partying!

Just for fun, be sure to visit some of the other blogs that link up. You will always find new crafty blogs and some AWESOME ideas!!




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Party Decor Part 1

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I wanted to have a bunch of fun decor above the food table at my son's artist party coming up. This is one of the things I am doing: circle garlands.

Take some invisible thread and some circles different sizes. Mine are about 1 inch, 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. But it would be cute adding 2 inch or bigger too. I used my cricut to cut them out so it was SUPER fast.Then just come up with some sort of pattern or do a totally random one. I did big, small, medium, small, big, etc. I cut all of my circles of each size out in one color but you could mix and match or you could also just use 2 colors if you wanted.Then just put them lined up as you slowly sew them together. Try not to sew them over on top of one another.Here is the finished product. I love all the bright colors. I left the threads on one side longer so I could use them to attach it to the ceiling with. Soon, I will show you more pics of the finished product once they are hanging with the other decor too. Happy partying!!

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'Look at Me' Party!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome to the PaRtY!!!



Rules (if you want to call 'em that)
Link up any creative post and link up to the post (NOT your main blog URL). Snag a button and get the word out about 'Look at me, I'm so Crafty!' at Fun to Craft by putting it in your post or on the side of your blog. That way people know where you are partying!

Just for fun, be sure to visit some of the other blogs that link up. You will always find new crafty blogs and some AWESOME ideas!!




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Party Time

So you may remember my recent post about getting a KILLER DEAL on some graphics to use for my little guy's bday party here. I am going to be sharing some of the party fun with you over the next week or two. We delivered all the invites yesterday that I designed and I just thought I would share the artist's invite:

So obviously we are doing an artist theme for the party. I was out shopping for a bunch of the party goodies yesterday. I must say, I cannot wait! I might be just as excited for it as my little guy, who asks me every day if the party is today.

I have some fun cupcake toppers I have designed and a bunch of other fun birthday decor to share. Stay tuned. Have any of you ever done an artist party? Or are you planning another birthday party theme? Aren't birthdays the best??

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Dollar Days at Lettering Delights!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I don't know how many of you have heard about Lettering Delights. I have a link to them on the lower right of my blog. Why do I have this there?? Because I absolutely love their products. They have the best graphic designs! They are so cute and fresh. They have SVG files and they also have fonts, cupcake wrappers, candy wrappers....oh the list goes on and on.

I just went there today and bought this art supplies set to use for my son's upcoming art birthday party:

I cannot wait!!

Go check them out....the best part is it is DOLLAR DAYS right now. So almost everything they have on their site is only $1! Can't beat that! Especially if you are wanting to do something fun for a birthday party, spring get together or maybe even Easter.

I am not getting paid to tell you to go there :) Just thought some of you might want to get an AWESOME deal on some great graphics.

Dollar Days

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